Department of Marine Engineering


Department of Marine Engineering educates and imparts skills required to operate and manage machineries in modern ships of merchant marine fleet. A career in the Merchant Marine as an Engineer Officer can be a rewarding one both financially and in terms of job satisfaction. For the able young officer, the system provides a smooth and rapid path of career development. The process is likely to take less than eight years from the commencement of cadetship till qualifying with Class 2 Certificate.

Further 3 years may be required to go up in the hierarchy to reach Class I Certificate of Competency (Chief Engineer). A modern day ship is equipped with propulsion plants, power generating plants, cargo gears and many other service equipment along with their associated control systems. The Marine Engineers are responsible for safe operation of all machineries and their periodic maintenances. Most Marine Engineers do not remain at sea throughout their working life. After having gained their Class I Certificate and experience as a senior officer on board, they seek employment ashore. Shore based employers generally have high regard for the seafaring engineer and consequently the transfer from shipboard to land based employment is usually easily achieved.

Specialization of the Department: Specialization of the Department: 1. Training on State of the art Full Mission Virtual Engine Room Simulator | 2. Hands on training in Ship-in-Campus | 3. Well equipped laboratories | 4. Well Experienced ex-chief Engineers as faculty | 5. Approved by Directorate General of Shipping, Mumbai, Government of India. | 6. Placements are provided through MOUs with RPSL holding shipping Companies. | 7. In-plant training provision at Tuticorin Port Trust | 8. Sailing provision on Passenger ships to gain real-time sea exposure | 9. Special arrangements for Physical Fitness training & Parade training



4 years (Regular) / 3 years (Lateral Entry)

No. of Semesters:

8 (Regular) / 6 (Lateral Entry)

Intake / No. of Seats:

Total - 30 (Government - 15, Management - 15)


All categories of candidates must have secured a minimum average of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM average). In addition, they should have a minimum of 50% marks in English either in + 2 (HSC) or 10th standard. Admissions made to the candidates are provisional till the approval given by the Directorate of the Technical Education, Anna University and Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai. All the candidates should submit the physical fitness certificate at the time of admission*. For B.E. Marine Engineering, the Age should not exceed 25 years.
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Curriculum & Syllabus:

2013 Regulation

2017 Regulation

Career Opportunities:

To work onboard merchant ship | Indian Navy | Coast Guard | Ship Port Trust | Shipyard | Oil Gas Industries | Container Yard | Higher Education in M.Tech.,

Scope for Higher Studies: